The Law School is delighted to announce that Kimberly K. Ballard will return to her alma mater as director of academic support. Kimberly will design and implement an academic support program to help students develop the skills necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. She will begin work on June 1.
Kimberly graduated magna cum laude from the Law School in 2004. She also holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Louisville. She joins the Law School after having served as an associate in the law firm of Stites & Harbison. As a member of that firm's torts and insurance service group, Kimberly has represented product manufacturers in mass tort litigation and physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation. She has regularly served as a judge for oral advocacy competitions at the Law School. In addition, she coaches the University of Louisville's mock trial team, which won the regional competition in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2006.
The School of Law's IT department and University IT have partnered to offer law students laptop computer deals from Apple and Dell. The Apple Macbook, which features a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 250 GB hard drive, an Apple SuperDrive recordable DVD drive, and Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard), sells for $1,590. The Dell Latitude E5500 includes a 15.4" display, a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 250 GB hard drive, a recordable DVD drive, and Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1), and is priced at $1,039.
Check the new Brandeis School of Law page on UofL IT's Web site for more information and to purchase.
On May 6, 2009, students, staff, faculty, and community members gathered at the Ali Center to recognize students and members of Central High School's Law and Government Magnet Partnership with the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Please refer to the attached program for more details.
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This afternoon (Wednesday, April 29), dozens of students at the end of the Civil Procedure finals had difficulty with the wireless network. Most could connect, but not authenticate. That is, their logon credentials were rejected. When asked, campus IT reported no known problems or outages at that time.
For the remainder of the final exam period, students are reminded and strongly urged to bring a USB flash drive with them to every exam as a backup submission method if wireless submission fails.
Students who take exams using Exam4 may now confirm online that their exams have been successfully submitted and received. ExamTracker 3000 is available at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-tracker.
Check ExamTracker 3000 after every exam. Each course will be listed as soon as the first student finishes and submits his/her exam electronically. If your exam number is listed, you know your exam made it home.
ExamTracker 3000 will also be available in the Mosaic Lobby during finals.
Our Spring Post-Exams Party will be Sunday, May 3 5pm-9pm at Richard Green’s house.
The purposes of the CLS are 1) to foster Christian fellowship among University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law students, faculty, and staff, and 2) to promote, study, and further the practice of law as a professing Christian.
The CLS includes members of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Latter-Day Saints, Baptist Churches, the Presbyterian Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Methodist Church, and non-denominational Community churches. We welcome all members of the UL Brandeis School of Law. The CLS is not affiliated with any national organization.
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Also, everyone is invited to attend their press conference scheduled for Monday, April 20 at 10 AM in the Judicial Center (2nd floor Attorneys Room) as they announce the results of this year's Judicial Evaluation of Jefferson Circuit and Family Court judges. Many of whom have sat and ruled on recent highly publicized cases including the Bellarmine student Katie McCoy trial (Judge Susan Shultz Gibson), PRP student Max Gilpin trial (Judge Mitchell Perry) and the recent Eeron Harper murder trial (Judge James Shake).
The conference is open to the public.
The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate the members of the 2009
National Moot Court team on their recent selection. Team members
include Ben Basil, Barry Dunn, Michael Gray, and Marty Pohl. The team
is coached by Professor Sam Marcosson.
The National Moot Court Competition is the school's flagship moot court team. The problem can be on any subject and is released in September of each year. The regionals for the National Moot Court Competition are held each November at locations around the country. Louisville Law competes in the Richmond, Virginia, Regional. Louisville's recent success in the competition includes winning Regional Best Brief two of the last three years and advancing to the semi-finals of last year's Regional.
The Moot Court Board is responsible for organizing and administering all of the Moot Court activities of the Law School. The Board facilitates all Moot Court competitions, whether they are in-house competitions or external competitions to which our teams are lucky enough to travel. The three main internal competitions the Moot Court Board organizes each year are: Pirtle-Washer Oral Arguments, First Year Oral Arguments, and the First Year Oral Argument Competition.
Please keep an eye out at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year for opportunities to participate in other Moot Court competitions. The competitions are a great way to gain experience and knowledge about specific areas of law which fascinate you or which you might be interested in practicing in one day.